The world is facing a global mental health crisis. Advice on how to address this crisis varies; what often goes unmentioned is the potential positive impact of faith and spirituality on enhancing mental health and overall wellbeing.
A growing body of medical and psychological research indicates that individuals with strong spiritual or faith commitments tend to experience better health and well-being outcomes compared to those without such connections. Paradoxically, this trend emerges at a time when religiosity is declining in many parts of the world.
Skylight firmly believes spirituality and faith play a pivotal role in creating a well-centered individual and fostering a thriving society. Skylight's mission is to help young adults navigate life’s uncertainties (such as anxiety, loneliness, stress, self-esteem, and sleep issues) through God-centered spiritual practices.
Skylight is a doorway into spiritual practice that can be used by people of all faiths or no faith at all. Our simple practices help users begin to develop a relationship with their higher power, whether they call it God, Adonai, The Universe or something else. We encourage users to explore their spirituality and find the path that works for them.
Our practices focus on spiritual wellness and should not be considered a replacement for mental health practices, therapy, or prescribed medication. We believe that spiritual wellness, mental wellness and physical wellness are interconnected, often in ways we don’t fully understand. Just as regular physical exercise can support good mental health, regular spiritual practice can too. The evidence for this interrelatedness is growing and we’re thrilled to be contributing to that ever-growing body of research.
Skylight recently published our first scientific paper on the effects of daily spiritual self-care in relation to mental health. You can read it at the link below.